The Montreal Independent Film Festival has recently announced the winners of its latest edition and the festival has truly turned into a great global platform for international filmmakers and it is growing in popularity every day.
The festival is not just about giving out trophies but providing the best tools in screening, promoting, and featuring international films and creating support for indie filmmakers and film projects.
All the award recipients of the monthly editions are also further nominated for the annual awards.
This makes the festival a very unique international film festival and an organization which continues to support independent filmmakers from all over the world.
The festival has various categories which have recently been expanded to include awards such as Best Female Director and Best First Time Director. The festival is international in nature but it also has a category to recognize and award the Best Canadian Film.
Here is the list of the winners for the latest edition which was completed on August 3rd:
Best Narrative Feature: Mambo Man
Mo Fini, Edesio Alejandro
Best Narrative Feature Director: Invisible man in the midst
Directed by: Siyuan Zeng
Best Documentary Feature: Pant Hoot
Directed by: Richard Reens
Best Short Narrative: Leo
Directed by: Fabienne MAHÉ
Best Short Narrative Director: A Girl and a Gun
Directed by: P.E.Joubert
Best Short Documentary: I Bleed
Directed by: Leah Manasseh
Best Canadian Film: Cinematography & Edit: Facade - Adrift in a sea of strangers
Directed by: Alexandre Richard
Best Female Director: Vanessa Powers for directing 'Lucky Strike'
Best Comedy: Like Daughter, Like Mother
Award of Excellence in Comedy: R.I.P
Directed by: Hanna Dorsett
Best Horror: The Curse
Directed by: Dimitri Kanjuka
Best Animation: Balled Of Music Notes
Directed by: Xi Chengzhuo
Best First Time Filmmaker: January 14th
Directed by: La'Chris Jordan
Best Producer & Best Actor: Forbidden Power
Directed by: Paul Kyriazi
Conrad Denke, Harry Mok, Jan Van Tassell, Bruce Dowling
Starring: Lincoln Bevers & Nasanin Nuri
Best Actress: Fast Forward Style
Directed by: Kari Kennon
Starring: Tanya McMaster
Best TV Pilot: Limbo
Directed by: Pat Dortch
Best Experimental: The Bleach- The Manifesto
Directed by: Corine Colors
Best Script: Sleep
Written by: Jason Lor
Best Music Video: Unseen
Directed by: Naïma Pöhler